A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
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Ever since I downloaded the Brushes app onto my iPhone, I've been coveting a larger screen to sketch on. Now, at long last, I have an iPad in hand and am exploring the world of styluses...
Visual Storytelling from NASW on Vimeo. This is a recording of a session from ScienceOnline2011, the fifth annual conference on Science and the Web.
It's football season, which means marching bands, cheerleaders, doing the wave, and crowds going wild when their favorite team scores -- and also more than a few bone-crunching collisions between players, a substantial fraction of which will result in injury...
If you're reading this at night, look outside. Even in a city you'll be able to see a few stars, if it's not too cloudy and your eyes are up to it. If you're lucky, the view from your window or garden will include a whole host of stars...
I have accumulated readers to the point that I occasionally receive emails, tweets and other things that ask me to point my eyes, which happen to also be Laser Beams of Ladybusiness Justice, upon some ridiculous article...
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona—A relatively new type of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus could represent the world's next bacterial epidemic, an environmental health expert said here today at a conference for science writers.The superbug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strain 398, or MRSA ST398, was first identified in an infant in the Netherlands in 1994 and traced back to her family's pigs...
Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 0-14-2011We finally have our first complete observatory installed!
Last month MIT’s Technology Review reported on a new development that the energy efficiency of computers doubles roughly every 18 months: The conclusion, backed up by six decades of data, mirrors Moore’s law, the observation from Intel founder Gordon Moore that computer processing power doubles about every 18 months...
I've been playing with Google+ the past couple weeks, and my conclusion is this: Yes. If photographers had to chose between sharing images on Google, Facebook, or Twitter, Google is the standout.Two aspects of Google's new social media network improve on the earlier sites, at least from the perspective of image-sharing: Most importantly, images look fantastic...
At some point the other night, I decided to experiment with rotating the camera while the shutter was still open. Mostly I got...junk. But a few of my experiments turned out pretty neat...
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